Yam Mask

Abelam People, Maprik, East Sepik Province

Papua New Guinea

Mid 20th Century

Wood and natural pigments

7.5" W x 11.5" H

This finely drawn, bird like mask was inspired by the beautiful bird of paradise.  A master artist astutely observed the bird and rendered this superbly stylized homage to Papua New Guinea’s national emblem.

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